3. Kevin Byard has the best season of his career
Things have gotten quiet for Kevin Byard in the turnover department, but he hit his stride when it mattered most including picks that helped decide the game in back-to-back wins vs the Indianapolis Colts and the L.A. Rams.
He is still making a big impact on this defense and even without a turnover in months, he is still sitting at 5 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. While it is hard to see him getting three interceptions in the next two games to tie his career-best, just one would break the tie he is currently in between the 2021 and 2019 versions of himself.
At the end of the day, it is going to be very easy to argue that this was one of Byard’s most complete seasons and maybe his best when you look at the impact he made on every down. However, if he were able to add just one or two more impact plays or takeaways, even skeptics would have to agree that he was an All-Pro caliber player this season.